Albany County speaks up about ending the sale of tobacco in pharmacies
The Albany County Legislature heard from several dozen community members as they passionately voiced their support for ending the sale of tobacco in pharmacies. Students and teachers, pharmacists and business owners, ex-smokers and health advocates, seniors and youth spoke to the incongruity of selling a product that kills half its users in a place whose mission is to improve health. One prominent Albany doctor wished the Legislature “courage” to become the first in NY to create tobacco-free pharmacies. View the news report on the hearing:
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Reducing the number of stores that sell tobacco makes prevention and cessation efforts more effective by decreasing social acceptability and changing the norm. Sign the petition to end the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies.